What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 29th August 2014

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What's On in the Northern Quarter, Friday 29th August 2014

Dry Live
Forever with Clint Boon

Tonight sees the return of Forever, the newish monthly club night at Dry Live, which is a celebration of Manchester’s musical heritage, its influences & more across the years. You can expect to hear music from Manchester’s finest musical talents, its greatest icons & those who matter, from the past, the present and the future. Sounds like a great excuse to play some amazing music! Tonight’s very special guest is none othere than Clint Boon.

11pm – 4am / £2.50 adv / BUY TICKETS
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

7Suns, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds

7Suns are a multi-national group of London based musicians whose music is an energizing blend of Afro, Latin, Carribean, Funk and Jazz. This mostly instrumental group’s strong melodies and up-tempo rhythms are played with a deliciously danceable quality and fantastic rock intensity. Founding member and composer Jay Furnival draws his eclectic style from the carnival culture that surrounded him growing up on the council estates of Brixton South London. Hear them bring their “universal music for universal people!” tonight at Matt & Phreds.

9.30pm – 1am / £5 / FREE entry (standing) for NQCard holder
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Deepchord, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Astral Industries with Dubchord

To celebrate the release of Deepchord’s ‘Lanterns‘, Astral Industries are bringing Rod Modell (aka Deepchord) to Manchester for an exclusive debut live set. Kicking off his European tour (with gigs at Dance Tunnel, Tresor and Space amongst others) at the Soup Kitchen, this extended 90 minute live performance promises to be one of his most intimate yet. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to catch the man himself submerge the Soup Kitchen in a blanket of subaquatic, hypnotic, dub-influenced techno. With support coming from AI boss Ario, you know what to do…

11pm – 4am / £7 adv / £10 otd / BUY TICKETS 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Sky Valley Mistress, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Sky Valley Mistress / Loor A Los Heroes / Adjective Animal / Half Way Home

Sky Valley Mistress will tell you that they are “the best thing you’ve never heard“, and they may well be right, so tonight might be the time for you to get your arse to The Castle Hotel and have a listen. They are supported by Loor A Los Heroes, Adjective Animal and Half Way Home.

7.30pm – 11pm / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Batz Inda Belfry, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
BBC Manchester Introducing Live with Batz Inda Belfry / Ellis Meade / Mali Hayes

Every 3 months, sitting on the last Friday of the month BBC Manchester Introducing Live presents a clutch of the finest new bands from hereabouts live on stage with a DJ soundtrack brought to you from BBC Manchester Introducing’s Natalie-Eve Williams and Michelle Hussey. Tonight’s guests are Batz Inda Belfry, Ellis Meade, Mali Hayes and an extra DJ set from Dirty Frued. In case you missed it these shows are FREE ENTRY folks so roll up early to avoid disappointment!

7.30pm / FREE
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB


Having a Refurb!

No, not a band with a very cryptic name, but a nod to the fact that Gullivers is undergoing some work for a few weeks.

Closed for a while
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Turrentine Jones, N&D

Night & Day
Turrentine Jones / Ruby Tuesday / David Sanders

With their brand new album in hand (‘Our Days‘ was released on the 11th August) Turrentine Jones head to Night & Day Café to celebrate amongst friends. Very special friends who will be supporting them on the night are Ruby Tuesday and David Sanders.

8pm – 2am / £5 adv / £7 otd
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Top Of The Pops, Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’13 with Dan Wainwright / Gus GormanC

Top Of The Pops keeps up with the Friday night tradition of providing a fantastic selection of music at Mint Lounge to kick start your weekend, with their resident DJs playing an “explosive extravaganza” of dance floor gems, long lasting classics & party starters “guaranteed to make you dance yourself ditzy”!

“From Beyonce to Blondie, to The Killers & Jackson’s Thriller with healthy measures of guilty pleasures…we love the nightlife!”

10.30pm – 4am / £3 / GET TICKETS / Queue jump & FREE entry for NQCard holder & a guest
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Frontier Friday, Kosmonaut

Frontier Fridays

Frontier Fridays has an eclectic DJ roster, pioneering new sounds and legendary party classics too and apparently is now “Officially the place to welcome in the weekend“! Dance Lady DanceDamien (Club Clique)Jon (Now Wave) and Frameworks will play on rotation.

8pm – 1am / FREE
Kosmonaut / 10 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

Ping Pong Club, TTTMcr

Twenty Twenty Two
Fridays at Twenty Twenty Two

Fridays at Twenty Twenty Two means a night filled with sounds from local homegrown talent as well as special guests, all for FREE. Tonight it’s the turn of Ping Pong Club with special DJ guests. Whilst enjoying the music, people, art and drinks you can also get active and pick up a bat with a game of ping pong. From 5pm they have the After Work Social with Leggit (Beat Club), DJ LA77 (Chips with Everything), Mark Hogg (Slammin Boys) & Peter Jay (Phonography) and Happy Hour runs from 4pm – 7pm. You can get more details if you head over here.

4pm – 3am / FREE
2022NQ / 20-22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

NoHo Bar, Northern Quarter

Friday at NoHo

The Northern Quarter’s “Hippest Boogie Den”, NoHo‘s resident DJs crank up the beats and unleash the classics onto the floor of revellers before them. From high in the DJ control deck he witnesses the shapes, the struts and the boogies as he plays out 80?s soul, funk, disco, rare groove & boogie. You will be moved and if you need to reserve an area or a table so you have your own personal spot then get in touch with the bar.

5pm – 3am / FREE
NoHo / Corner Stevenson Square & Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1FB

Good Vibes, Dry

Dry Bar / Dry Live
Good Vibes

Friday night is changing for the better at Dry Bar as they bring us good times at Good Vibes, a mix of funk, disco, soul, indie, R’n’B, house, pop and dance. If it gets you singing and dancing then it’s getting played! Good vibes indeed!

9pm – 4am / FREE
Dry Bar / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Stu Richards Black Dog WhoSaidWhat?

Black Dog Ballroom

Resident DJ Stuart Richards hosts WhoSaidWhat? every Friday at Black Dog NQ between 10pm and 4am. WhoSaidWhat? offers a night packed full of disco, funk and house with a few breaks along the way and even some hip hop and reggae to mix the night up a little.

9pm-4am /  FREE before 11pm
Black Dog Ballroom / Corner Tib & Church Street/ Northern Quarter / Manchester, M4 1PW

Odd Weekend

Odd Bar
Odd Weekends

Two floors to choose from with a DJ apiece. That’s what’s normally going on at Odd, so expect something like that tonight. Will definitely be good music, inebriating drinks of the highest order and fine company. What more could you possibly need on a Friday night?

8pm – late / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER

NQ Social, Trof

NQ Social

The after work drinking spectacular that is the After Work Social takes place each and every Friday from 5pm atTrof offering up an extended happy hour & good times to boot!

5pm – 9pm / FREE
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1EU

Free Gig Friday August, Bay Horse

Bay Horse Pub
Free Gig Friday

The Bay Horse Pub have decided that putting on a free gig every second Friday of every month just wasn’t enough and therefore EVERY FRIDAY should be known as “Free Gig Friday” from now on, and frankly that sounds like a fantastic idea to me. Free live music on a Friday night, unheard of! Tonight’s FGF features Cactus Knife and guests. The show starts at 9pm and did we mention that it is FREE.

8pm-1am / FREE
The Bay Horse Pub / 35-37 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1NA

Common Totes

Well Future with John Loveless

With a stronger emphasis on the music you hear Well Future at Common brings us a whole host of harmonious guests. Musical confidants, past, present and future. Tonight taking to the decks is John Loveless.

9pm-2am / FREE before 10pm / £2 after
Common/ 39-41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC David Ward presents Seymour Mace, Sam Avery & Jeff Innocent for The Frog and Bucket‘s flagship Friday night show, Barrel of Laughs. The show goes on until 2am with one of the Frog’s resident DJ’s.

7pm / £16 / £8 Concessions
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ